How can I make my wright stander faster?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by googles, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. googles

    googles LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 294

    I love my wright stander. But I wish I could put it in an extra gear when I am not using the blades and just driving down the block to the next house. Does anyone know how I can beef up so speed on it?
  2. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,113

    Get an engine with more HP
  3. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    bigger engine w/ more hp seems to be a good start.
  4. googles

    googles LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 294

    is there anything i can do or add to 17hp i have now?
  5. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    There should be a limit adjustment on the control levers. Adjust them to where your getting the full throw at the hydro's. Also make sure your high idle speed is correct. I have seen many engines running at 3000 to 3200 rpm's when they should be running 3600
  6. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Posts: 2,231

    Do you have an owners manual for the unit? Khouse is on the money, engine rpms, hydros levers adjusted to wide open, and a clean hydro filter are about the only ways you're going to increase speed. At transport speeds, horsepower is not going to be a factor. Cutting width, speed the unit is designed to cut at and accessories are the important factors in horsepower requirements.

  7. bobcat175

    bobcat175 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 377

    How fast are you going now? Are you below what your top end should be...or just looking for tweaks over normal?

    Make sure you have the controls adjusted...check out the attachment from the manual...

    Also I have seen other people adjust the pump so that it favors forward. Meaning you are taking away from reverse speed. I can find out more on this if you like.

    Also make sure that the bypass valves are completely closed...hand tight is enough.

  8. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,022

    How old is the machine? On the older models they offered a "Speed-up kit" Basically new pulleys for the hydros, a different belt...not sure what else. I think it takes it from tops speed of like 5MPH up to 6.8 maybe? Still not as fast as the Newest models that I think go 8MPH but its a step up at least. You would need to get under the machine and measure the pulleys to see if the kit is already installed or not.

    And a larger engine wont do anything. All of these engines are intended to run at the same RPM. So you will not gain any speed at all from more HP. The only way to gain speed is to spin faster.
  9. mojob

    mojob LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 515

    Look under the control panel where the hand levers join the control rods. If yours is like mine, there will be two sets of holes that the control rods can use. Make sure the rods are in the holes that will allow the greatest amount of travel. They made it this way, so you could put the rods into the "slow" holes until the operator got used to the machine.
  10. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,512

    I'd be careful about trying to get to much hp out of the motor you might blow it up if its an older machine

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